Patients have suffered unnecessarily due to lack of health care, and “18,000 Americans die every year because they don't have health insurance” (PNHP). Health care is essential for Americans despite pre-existing conditions, and a free market insurance program would allow citizens to received the health care that is so desperately needed. A universal health care system is a matter of human rights and would solve America’s problem of one sixth of the population being
INTRODUCTION Lack of clean water is affecting millions of people today.Almost 1 out of every 6 people alive are unable to adequately access water, and worse still, over double that number lack basic sanitation, for which water is a necessity. (Abebe, 2011)Almost half the population in some third world countries can’t access clean water and availability of drinking water is becoming a major socio-economic issue across the world, particularly in the developing world. Clean water i.e. water that is free from toxins and various chemicals is essential to human health. Rapid increase in population, industrialization, droughts and demands from variety of users are the major factors that led to clean drinking water shortage.
It is unrealistic because not all people can afford health care, for example the Lacks family because “Henrietta’s family can’t even go see a doctor because they can’t afford it” (Skloot, 2010, p. 180). The quality of health care all depends on what kind of insurance people have and if they have the money to afford it. Also, there are still limitations to treat or cure certain diseases that people have, such as HIV, diabetes, and more, so quality health for all is impossible today. However, many scientists and researchers are working on it to cure those diseases and medical progress has come far compared to the
ARTICLE REVIEW 2- THE MORAL HAZARD MYTH The article mainly emphasizes about the uninsured population in America and the reasons behind the lack of insurance for almost forty five million people. Author states about the research conducted by two Harvard university researchers, and according to them the reason for lack of coverage for these forty five million people is that they cannot afford health insurance implies medical services in America are high expensive and almost one- third of uninsured people are below poverty line. But, according to Bush’s administration plan in their economic report stated that almost one half are uninsured because of their choice which can be challenged based on the research conducted but Harvard researchers.
When ObamaCare was passed, Americans were assured that it would provide insurance for 32 million people who did not have any coverage. Four years later, ObamaCare has covered far fewer new people, between 10% and 20% of what was promised, and about half of those were through an expansion of Medicaid—a burden that will eventually bankrupt the states—rather than through ObamaCare’s insurance exchanges. Most of the people buying insurance through the exchanges are those who were kicked out of their previous health insurance plans by new regulations. It turns out that if we liked our health insurance, Americans could not keep it. For some, this will be bad.
According to statisticsbrain.com, their are 110,489,000 Americans who are on welfare and more and more Americans are applying for welfare each year. Many Americans rely on welfare for their families and for individual needs. Welfare recipients should not be permitted to take a drug test because drug testing is expensive for states and the country, drug testing is unconstitutional and welfare recipients do not do drugs any more than people who do not receive welfare. Drug testing is expensive and cost states a lot of money one drug test cost averages to about 42 dollars, not including the cost for equipment and hiring people to conduct the test. States start programs that require welfare recipients to take a drug test and the programs end up costing them up to 1 million or, even more, depending on the number of welfare recipients that reside in that state.
The article “Health care Issues” by HealthPAC online states: “More than 47 million people with about 9 million of them being children can’t afford health care and would plunge into serious debt if they ever got a serious illness.” That’s quite serious, people can’t control whether or whether not they get sick most of the time. The lack of Healthcare causes thousands of deaths annually. Most people who have health care only have it because their jobs provide it to them free or discounted. With that 19 billion dollars, we could do so much. Money could be given to people who can’t afford healthcare, or money could be given to companies so they wouldn’t have to charge their patients so
As a result, many hospitals fail to achieve a vaccination rate high enough to prevent the spread of the influenza virus. A recent article states that "only 42% of [health care workers] received the seasonal influenza vaccination during the 2005-06 influenza season" (Maroyka and Andrawis). Lower vaccination rates undoubtedly result in higher numbers of hospital-acquired influenza. In order for a hospital to reach an optimal rate of vaccination, yearly mandatory influenza vaccinations must be required, and the consequences for refusing the vaccine must be severe enough to motivate health care workers to receive
Wilson praises at an annual Radiological Society of North America meeting, however, they are not perfect for everything (Hyer, 2011). For example, it cannot show air, so it is arduous for looking at lungs, in this case making CT scans the ideal. In the case of CT versus ultrasounds, there is one comparison that doctors still seem to debate over: appendicitis. The American College of Emergency Physicians states that 117 million visits to the ER each year are because of abdominal pain (Hyer, 2011). While ultrasounds are the easier route, it takes a highly trained technician and experienced radiologists to show an accurate image of the appendix, therefore making it harder to diagnose.
The US National Library of Medicine reported back in 2006 that 2 out of 5 pregnancies were unwanted (Finer). 29% of these pregnancies where unwanted at the time and 19% where unwanted period, the lack of access to contraceptives around the globe is a big issue because if they were provided to everyone not wanting a pregnancy. We as a human species, could reduce the world's population size enormously. Limiting family sizes to a max of two children per family will also decrease our overpopulation problem over time. As Americans we want to have our own children, having at least two of them is enough.
There has to be some type of insurance that is affordable for every person that provides them with at least the minimum benefits. Some health benefits are better than none at all. This will give people a higher expectancy of living a longer life, as oppose to somebody who has no medical coverage. Our lack of universal coverage has consequences. According to government and private studies, about 22,000 of our fellow Americans die each year of treatable diseases because they lack insurance and can’t afford a doctor.
The statistics also showed that women took more time off then men, fifty-six percent compared to forty-four percent, that is with any type of reason for the leave. With the United States not offering paid maternity leave for new mothers it has made it very difficult for people to work with this issue, and most are struggling. Some topics you should know about the maternity leave in the United States is only four states have announced publicly they have paid maternity leave, women are struggling with the policies, policies contribute to a gap in gender pay, FMLA doesn’t help everyone, jobs with technology have the best benefits, having paid maternity leave would be good for business, companies are working on these policies and so is